Colleges + Universities

O.Henry Hotel is centrally located near some of the best colleges and universities in North Carolina. Stay with us while visiting your child or graduation.

campus tours

Is your child or group touring colleges and university campuses? O.Henry is a great place to call “home” while you explore the endless educational opportunities in Central North Carolina. Not only does the Triad offer some pretty amazing public and private colleges and universities, we’re just a day trip away from Winston-Salem (Wake Forest), UNC-Chapel Hill and Raleigh (NC State, Meredith,).

Wake Forest University

About our Colleges and Universities

Guilford College

Guilford College is an independent liberal arts college of 1,900 traditional aged and adult students in Greensboro, N.C., providing tomorrow’s leaders with the innovative problem-solving skills, experiences and global perspectives to actively create change in the world. Founded by Quakers in 1837, the College continues to be profoundly influenced by Quaker values, principles and testimonies. Guilford is led by Jane Fernandes, the College’s ninth president and the first deaf woman to lead a college or university in the U.S. Guilford College’s Bryan Series enriches the educational and cultural experience for residents of Greensboro and the central North Carolina region with provocative speaker programs featuring well-known figures in the arts, humanities and public affairs.
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Greensboro College
For 177 years, Greensboro College has had the opportunity to genuinely know, encourage and prepare our students in the classroom, in student life, into their future careers, and throughout their lives. Today, they celebrate all those who give power to small numbers. They celebrate that which makes each student his or her own. It is this rich patchwork of individuality, community and experience that is unmistakably and uniquely Greensboro.
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Bennett College

Bennett College is a small, private, liberal arts college for women. The College offers women an education conducive to excellence in scholarly pursuits; preparation for leadership roles in the workplace, society, and the world; and life-long learning in a technologically advanced, complex global society. As a United Methodist Church-related institution Bennett College promotes morally grounded maturation, intellectual honesty, purposeful public service, and responsible civic action.
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Elon University
The university’s six schools serve a selective student body of 6,000. Elon is one of only seven private universities in the country with accredited schools of business, communications, education, law and health sciences, plus a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.
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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a challenging, supportive and engaged community where learning is carried forward to “Do something bigger altogether.” Founded in 1891, UNCG is the largest and most diverse university in the Triad, serving more that 19,000 students. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make.
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North Carolina A&T
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an academic community focused on students-providing them with interdisciplinary learning opportunities, teaching them with faculty renowned for excellence, connecting them to cutting edge discoveries n research, and encouraging them to serve their communities.
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High Point University

High Point University is a private institution that was founded in 1924. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,208, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 380 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. High Point University’s ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South).
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Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is a private institution that was founded in 1834 in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest is made up of six schools. Its graduate programs include those in the highly ranked School of Law, School of Business and School of Medicine. Undergraduates are enrolled in either Wake Forest College or the business school. Notable alumni include the shortest NBA player of all-time, Muggsy Bogues; legendary golfer Arnold Palmer; and journalist and talk show host Al Hunt.
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Salem College

A small, close-nit women’s college that provides opportunities for students to grow as confident individuals in an atmosphere of trust.
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Duke University

Younger than most other prestigious U.S. research universities, Duke University in Durham, NC consistently ranks among the very best. Duke’s graduate and professional schools — in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy — are among the leaders in their fields. Duke also is active internationally through the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, Duke Kunshan University in China and numerous research and education programs across the globe.

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